Imagine a world without art -- no paintings, no sketches, no statues in the parks. A world without art would be pretty empty, dull, and cold. So even though people may try to tell you otherwise, and even though you probably won’t make your living at it, art does matter.
But even if you do become one of the lucky few who can pay the bills with art, you’ll need to let go of any romantic visions you have of working day and night to create a masterpiece. Trade them for the more realistic picture of a small businessperson balancing creative work with bookkeeping and marketing efforts.
Fine artists create visual art, usually specializing in a specific type, such as painting or sculpture. Their goals may be many: to create something of beauty, to trigger emotion, and to make people think.
“You have to have a thick skin, because rejection is very hard to take. People that have really made it big usually know how to promote themselves.” Rochelle, Painter
A creative thinker who likes to express ideas visually. Most artists work on their own, so it’s also important to be disciplined and self-motivated.
Fine art takes many, many forms. Andy Warhol’s installation Silver Clouds is a room full of floating metallic balloons.